AS OF DECEMBER 2012
Here are some December birthdays for Lincoln’s friends and foes. And perhaps a few contemporaries who lived during his time but whom he may not have been personally acquainted with.
George B. McLellan – Major General (Union). Born December 3, 1826. Age 186.
George Armstrong Custer – Major General (Union) & Indian fighter. Born December 5, 1839. Age 174.
Henry Wells – Founder of the American Express Co. and Wells, Fargo & Company. Born December 12, 1805. Age 207.
Mary Todd Lincoln – Wife of President Abraham Lincoln. Born December 13, 1818. Age 194.
Brevet Major General John Hartranft – Read the Order of Execution on the scaffold to the four condemned Lincoln conspirators. He later became Governor of Pennsylvania from 1872 to 1879. Born December 16, 1830. Age 182.
Edwin M. Stanton – Secretary of War (1861-1865). Born December 19, 1814. Age 198.
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd – One of eight Lincoln conspirators put on trial for Lincoln’s assassination. Dr. Mudd set John Wilkes Booth broken leg while on the run. Born December 20, 1833. Age 179.
Christopher “Kit” Carson – American frontiersman. Born December 24, 1809. Age 203.
Happy birthday lady & gentlemen!